Reconciliation (Confession): Saturday 3 - 3:45 PM at St. Joseph's
or anytime by appointment. Communal Reconciliation is scheduled
during Lent and Advent.
Baptism: Parents and expectant parents meet
for pre-baptismal Catechesis before the celebration of the sacrament.
Consult the parish bulletin for details or call the parish office
for information and reservations. Baptism may take place at a weekend
liturgy or on the first Sundays of the month at 12:00 PM. God parents
must be active Catholics who are regular participants in the life
of their local parish.
Matrimony: In accord with universal Church Law,
we will assist parishioners and their immediate families in their
planning and celebration of the Sacrament. Prospective brides and
bridegrooms must meet with the priest/deacon before setting a wedding
date. Our marriage preparation consists of one of these two programs:
Engaged Encounter or Sponsor Couple Program. Weddings may not be
scheduled less than 6 months from the initial contact with the priest
Confirmation: Our secondary school parishioners are
prepared as a part of our Faith Formation program. Adults and young
adults who have completed high school are invited to a formation
period geared to their needs and faith level. Call the parish office
Anointing of the Sick: There is an annual communal celebration,
usually in early autumn. Call anytime it is felt necessary, in the
hospital or at home. It is preferable that the sick person be very
conscious, aware and involved in this liturgy. It is especially
significant when a group of family and friends are able to participate
and lend prayerful support.
Rite of Christian Initiation: Older Children (7+) and adults are
baptized or received into the church at the end of a period of initiation.
Christians baptized in another faith tradition need not be baptized
again. However, they will be prepared for full reception into the
Catholic Church as they celebrated the Sacraments of Conformation
and Eucharist. Call the parish office for details.
New Parishioners: We welcome all new parishioners to
our parish. I invite you to speak with me after mass and to make
out a census form so we can better serve your needs.